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College of San Mateo Library

When You're On Campus

In addition to our online resources, the CSM Library provides additional services and features for those students who can make it to campus.

The library is located in Building 9 at the southeast end of campus. Please check directions and library hours before coming to the CSM Library:

The multi-level library is ADA accessible and filled with spacious readings tables, individual study areas, and comfortable lounge seating. With panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay, San Mateo Bridge, and all of San Mateo County, the library has some of the best views on campus.

The CSM Library houses over 71,000 print volumes and more than 150 print periodical subscriptions. Most of the library's collection can be checked out for a loan period of three weeks, and can be renewed one time. See our Circulation FAQ for more details about checking out, renewing and returning books.

Some instructors place textbooks and reading material for their courses on reserve at the library each semester. These items must be used on-site at the CSM Library and typically circulate for two hours at a time. Students can study and make photocopies of these materials. Check the Course Reserves catalog by instructor or course name to see if we carry items for your class.

In addition to being a wireless hotspot providing free WiFi for CSM students, the library has free computer work stations with internet access (Mac and PC). Library computers have word processing, spreadhseet, database, graphics and web authoring software.

The library's copy room has several black and white photocopiers (15 cents a copy), black and white printers (15 cents a page), and color printing (25 cents a page).<br/
Other equipment and services:

There is a CSM Librarian waiting to help you at all times during the library's open hours. Come to the reference desk if you have any questions or need any help with locating resources or researching a topic.